TVA seeks comments on proposed transmission project

BATESVILLE, Miss. – The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking the public for input about planned upgrades to the transmission system that would increase power reliability for the western Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association area.

TVA is proposing to build about 40 miles of transmission line from TVA’s West Batesville substation to Tallahatchie Valley EPA’s proposed West Charleston Substation and existing North Oakland Substation. The lines would be built on steel pole structures on a combination of new 100- and 150-foot right of way. Several alternate line routes are under consideration.

Public input is encouraged, beginning with two open houses. Both will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The first will be Monday, July 28, 2014, at the Batesville Civic Center, 290 Civic Center Drive, Batesville, Mississippi. The second will be Tuesday, July 29, in the Family Life Center at the Charleston Church of God, 703 East Main St., Charleston, Mississippi.

Detailed maps showing the different locations being considered for the proposed system upgrades will be available. TVA staff will answer questions, discuss concerns and receive comments. More information is available at http:/

To submit comments, contact TVA’s Todd Moore toll free at 800-362-4355, by email at or by mail to: Todd Moore, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market St., MR 4G, Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2801. The deadline for comments is Aug. 29.